West Ruislip to Elstree and Borehamwood

Sat 7th Nov 2015

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Please note - Chiltern rail train times to West Ruislip from Marylebone are slightly later than advertised in "Strider". Alternatively take Central Line tube. Walk will depart from W Ruislip station when the train from Marylebone arrives at 09.07
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet West Ruislip station (Marylebone 08.46) ** NB Chiltern Rail train slightly later than adverrtised in "Strider" ** OR take LU Central line 17 stops / 40 mins from central London **

A linear walk West Ruislip to Elstree and Borehamwood, lunch at Harrow Weald

General Notes
Buy a ticket to zone 6

Entry Details:


Walk Report

West Ruislip to Elstree and Borehamwood, Saturday 7th November 2015
4 walkers, 19 miles - leader Peter Buchwald
*Note: Annoyingly, at the last minute Chiltern Railways cancelled the 08.46 train from Marylebone to West Ruislip, which meant that the six people who had made the effort to get to the start and were expecting to travel via Marylebone were disappointed, as the next train didn't depart for an hour. So, sadly, only the four who travelled to the start by Central Line were able to complete the walk. Sincere apologies to everyone who was let down by the trains on the day.

The quagmire of North East London
After days of wintry streaming rain
Under leaden skies in uncertain light
Some hardy golfers playing their game.

Riverine paths which cleaned our boots
Followed by uncertain squelchy fields
Slippery underfoot like soupy broth
Paludal plains of muddy sticky clay.

Pressing banknotes dry in a serviette
Tea without milk in a Polish pub
Blue skies and luminous ruddy trees
A golden sunset at the end of the day.

Photographs by Peter Buchwald



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